St.Stephen square


The central square of Hvar, or Pjaca, is the largest square in all of Dalmatia. Originally a deep bay, and later the area between two fortified towns, Grode in the north and Burg in the south, it was filled up over the centuries until it took on today's dimensions. It was initially wider than it is today, but due to the lack of space inside the fortified town, houses are being built in the northern part of the Pjaca, in front of the city walls. The square was completely paved in 1780.

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№2 of 9 places in City of Hvar
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City of Hvar

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Trg sv. Stjepana


(13 reviews)
very good!!!
This square is right next to St. Stephen's cathedral, it is a perfect spot to sit and watch people. It is quite busy and it has restaurants, cafes and shops. I sat here while I was waiting for the church to open, it was a nice chill spot and meeting point.
At night the place is well lit with different colors and it looks superb. A place worth the visit.
The time we spent here with my family is a precious memory to us. My kids loved feeding the pigeons and crows. My wife on the other hand was delighted by the arrangement of the trees and benches around. My brother who is a design lover was fascinated by the exterior design of the Square especially the Concrete bricks. Myself i was amazed by the beautiful buildings around this wonderful place and the vast square.
We visited many famous sites such as St. Stephen Square, Karlskirche, and Schoenbrunn Palace. We also took night tours to explore the city, and do some shopping. There are many great restaurants in the city center and good transportation systems. The time we spent here is a precious memory to us and we wish to visit again someday.
The square offers great sights of the buildings around, it is also less crowded and the pool in the middle is lit in the night.
Stunning place with a beautiful church that dominated the square. We enjoyed our visit to the place and had some photos taken.
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